DJ Lynnée Denise is an artist, scholar and writer whose work reflects on underground cultural movements, the 1980s, migration studies, theories of escape and electronic music of the African Diaspora. Through interactive workshops, lectures and presentations, Lynnée Denise harnesses music as a medium for vital public dialogue on how to transform the way that music of the Black Atlantic is understood in its social context and beyond entertainment.  Lynnée Denise was a 2020 Visiting Artist at Stanford University’s Institute of Diversity in the Arts. Her current book project, Why Big Mama Thornton Matters will be published in 2021 by The University of Texas Press.